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Criminal Reviews

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September 10, 2004
The constant shadow of doubt keeps the viewer from investing in the characters, because we suspect one or more of them isn't what they seem.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2005
... a fairly straightforward remake of the Argentine hit Nine Queens (2000)
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
September 10, 2004
Follows the original fairly closely, and because I already knew the plot secrets, it couldn't work on me in its intended way. As the recycled characters, dialog and events turned up, there seemed to be an echo in the room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2005
A second-generation photocopy of a David Mamet cryptogram.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 1, 2004
Produced by Soderbergh, Criminal bears an uncanny resemblance to the master's films.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 19, 2004
Criminal can be praised and damned for its fidelity to the Argentinean masterpiece Nine Queens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 8, 2005
...the interaction of the movie's two leads, Reilly and Luna, is so good you might enjoy it for their performances alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 3, 2004
The movie was made just four years ago by Argentinian director Fabian Bielinsky. It is called Nine Queens, and it is vastly superior to this blah U.S. remake from director Gregory Jacobs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2004
The disparity between Richard and Rodrigo is too great and the impossible coincidences of the ending are too far-fetched.
Read More | Original Score: C-
September 10, 2004
In a way, the whole movie is a con job -- offering an inferior copy of something that wasn't too wonderful to begin with, while pretending that it has something new and stylish to sell.
September 8, 2004
The cast comes off like a buncha cute, likable kids playing dress-up, which only intensifies the movie's pointless karaoke flavor.
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September 7, 2004
an easy mark to make and a hard movie to sell to paying customers.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
July 2, 2005
Those viewers who watched NUEVE REINAS beforehand will be affected with increasingly unpleasant feeling of deja vu.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 25, 2004
Itself something of a counterfeit, 'Criminal' loses coherence at each new plot twist, eventually becoming silly and contrived.
September 21, 2004
Not smooth or seductive enough to coerce you into taking it at face value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 22, 2004
We got two and a half more months of crap to go before we get to the holiday/awards season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2004
The Argentinean film Nine Queens re-dealt in a by-the-numbers American version set in Los Angeles.
October 8, 2004
Redundant.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 3, 2004
Criminal's biggest offense may be that Jacobs and his actors make absolutely no attempt to rewrite Nine Queens.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 9, 2004
An exercise where viewers are likely to ponder not 'How did the characters do it?' but 'Who cares?'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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